WATCH: Ex-Sunderland and Middlesbrough star Julio Arca scores stunner for South Shields

Julio Arca celebrates. Pic: Peter Talbot
Julio Arca celebrates. Pic: Peter Talbot

Former Sunderland star Julio Arca rolled back the years yesterday with a stunning strike for South Shields.

The midfielder showed his class with a wonderful curled strike from 20 yards in the Mariners’ 4-0 Northern League Division Two win over Ryton & Crawcrook Albion.

Arca’s strike, in the 89th minute, made it 3-0 before his set-piece allowed Leepaul Scroggins the chance to make it four in injury time.

Earlier, Lewis Teasdale and Warren Byrne had made the game comfortable for the home side, in front of a huge crowd of 1,045.

To see Arca’s goal, go to 11 minutes 15 seconds on the video highlights.